Why team-mates don't really exist

Why team-mates don't really exist

in his latest Autosport Performance column, world-renowned driver coach ROB WILSON explains why there's really no such thing as a team-mate these days

Every situation is different, but the concept of team-mates where one will run as a wingman while the other wins is largely an illusion.

When you're growing up, you see the term 'team-mate' and assume they are genuinely working as a team. It's not until you start to become involved in racing that you realise a team-mate is often your biggest rival. A lot of the collaboration is forced, though it means different things in different teams.

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